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Cat / Summer safety tips to keep your pets safe this summer

Summer hazards for your pets 3

Summer is full of both excitement and dangers for our pets. Here is the Animal Friends guide to some of the dangers to look out this summer to ensure your pet stays safe. These include: Grass seeds Our data has revealed that grass seeds embedded in dogs’ flesh is the most common seasonal illness for … Continued

Animal Welfare / How are you protecting your pet this bonfire night?

How are you protecting your pet this bonfire night?

As the night of gunpowder, treason and plot approaches it seems that pet owners may not be quite as excited about the nights festivities as you may think. Our survey found that over two thirds of pet owners want to see fireworks banned unless it is in a controlled environment. Which is not a surprising … Continued

Dog / Are you aware of the new dog poo laws?

Are you guilty of not picking up your pet’s poo? Our new survey has discovered that one in four Brits refuse to pick up their pet’s waste, with Gloucester being revealed as the UK’s worst for cleaning up after their pets. Just under half (47%) of the respondents from South West city have claimed that … Continued

Dog / Why do Dogs Roll in Poo?

why do dogs roll in poo?

It’s a scene we all know too well: you’re out enjoying a lovely walk and your dog stops, suddenly, and starts sniffing. At first, you ignore it thinking he’ll walk on. That is until he arches his neck to the floor and his legs are suddenly in the air. Then, you have a dog rolling and … Continued

Animal Welfare / Tips and Tricks for Travelling with Dogs

Travelling with dogs doesn’t have to be stressful, it can be fun for everyone. You might just be heading around the corner or you might have a road-trip planned this summer for all of the family to enjoy. It might have been something you’ve been planning for a while but packing always seems rushed on … Continued

Animal Welfare / Guide to Summer Dog Walk Safety

Enjoying a summer dog walk can be fun and rewarding for the two of you, but they can also host hidden risks and dangers. You want to be able to enjoy the summer months with your pooch, and taking the right precautions can mean just that. We have a few tips below for all the … Continued

Care / Should workers be allowed time off to take care of their poorly pets?

Have you ever taken time off work to care for your ill pet? Well it turns out that a third of UK workers have dodged work to care for their furry companions! We surveyed 2,000 British workers and found that just over two fifths (42%) of employees have not been too truthful when discussing their absence … Continued

Cat / Do pets make Brits more attractive?

Do you find yourself more attracted to a partner who is an animal lover? Well it turns out that you’re not alone, because according to our new survey, a fifth of Brits say they would rather date a pet owner over someone who didn’t own one. Out of that group, a third of respondents admitted … Continued

Animal Welfare / Toxic Treats lead to Porky Pets

It seems we’re being a little bit over-generous with our pets as more than half (57%) of British pet owners let their cats and dogs pig out on junk food. Shocking new findings from our latest survey show that UK pet owners regularly feed their pets chips, popcorn, cheese, pizza, cake and curry. Others admit … Continued

Dog / Top tips for caring for older dogs

Top tips for caring for older dogs When your pet ages, caring for them can seem like a difficult task. On average, dogs live around twelve years, and when they reach old age, their needs change. Here are some top tips for making your pet as comfortable as possible in their later years. Provide the … Continued